Springfield - Francisco Martinez Torres , 71, of Springfield, passed away on Thursday, June 13th, 2019 Mercy Medical Center. Francisco was born in Ponce Puerto Rico on April 24th, 1948 to his parents Francisco Martinez and Eulalia Torres. Francisco was predeceased by his parents and a Brother; Raul Figueroa and a Son; Francisco A. Martinez. Francisco was an entrepreneur from an early age like his father. Francisco was a radio personal announcer for half a century (50 years), he was part of the following radio stations: Puerto Rico; WZBS 1490 AM, WZAR 101.9FM, WRIO 101.1 FM, New York; WKDM 1380 AM, Birdgeport, CT; Radio Cumbre 1450 AM, Hartford, CT; La Mega, West Springfield, MA; Power 1270 AM, Bomba Radio, he was better known as "La Presencia," "El Monstro". His childhood was in Caserio, Residencial Dr. Pila, his favorite pastime was to watch the news, watch Sports and watch the Discovery Channel. His favorite foods were hot dogs and hamburgers. Francisco was a legend. One of his most recognized phrases was "Recordar es vivir". Francisco was very much loved, He leaves to cherish his memories to his Companion; Lilliam Mas, 6 Sons; Francisco J. Martinez, Alexis Martinez, Kenneth Martinez, Luis A. Martinez, Lennie W. Martinez and Christopher E. Martinez, 2 Daughters; Jessica M. Martinez and Frances Martinez, a Brother; Jesus Martinez, a Sister; Miriam Martinez, 23 Grandchildren 8 Great Grandchildren and many family and friends. A celebration of Francisco's life will be held on Wednesday June 19, 2019 at Iglesia Levantando las Manos al Caido, 4 Center St. Chicopee, Ma, from 4pm to 6pm.
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